||Revegetating Strip-Mined Land with Municipal Sewage Sludge.
Sopper, William E. ;
Kerr, Sonja N. ;
||Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Resources, Harrisburg.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Land reclamation ;
Sludge disposal ;
Sewage sludge ;
Surface mining ;
Strip mining ;
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Three sites representative of abandoned, barren bituminous and anthracite mines were treated with various types of municipal sludge at high and low application rates and broadcast seeded with a mixture of grasses and legumes. A monitoring system was installed at each demonstration site to determine the effects of the sludge applications on groundwater and soil percolate water chemical and bacteriological quality, chemical properties of the soil, and quality and growth of vegetative cover.